The future of the Prostate Problems Mailing List

For more than 20 years, the Prostate Problems Mailing List (PPML) has been one of the primary forms of intercommunication service between members of the prostate cancer patient community, and it still has about 1,000 members today.

The following message was posted earlier today on PPML:

It has been made extremely clear that many of PPML’s users wish to see this mailing list maintained over time.

Consequently, we have agreed that, as of August 31, 2018, PPML will formally become a service of Prostate Cancer International (PCaI).

Many PPML subscribers are already familiar with another service of PCaI: The “New” Prostate Cancer InfoLink (

We both wish to assure all users of PPML that:

There will be NO significant changes to the way PPML works or to the general rules and other guidance that have been put in place for the use of PPML over time (see

There will continue to be NO advertising of commercial products or services associated with PPML.

We are committed to working closely together to assure that appropriate systems are put in place to ensure the continued availability of PPML for all current and future users.

On August 31 you will start to see a VERY brief statement of Prostate Cancer International’s involvement in the “footer” at the end of each message posted, but there will be no other immediate change to the system or how it works whatsoever.

Please feel able to contact either one of us directly if you have questions, comments, or concerns (or of course you can just post them here).

Charles Clausen
PPML Facilitator


E. Michael D. (“Mike”) Scott
Co-Founder and President
Prostate Cancer International

Your sitemaster is pleased to have been able to come to this agreement with Charles Clausen and with PPML, and we look forward to being able to help to maintain this service for the foreseeable future. It may not be Facebook, but there are a lot of people who still find mailing lists to be useful ways to cooperate and collaborate to share information.

For more information about PPML and how this system can be used to communicate with other prostate cancer patients (many of whom have a high level of personal experience), please visit its web site.

2 Responses

  1. Great solution. Have been a long time member of PPML Appreciate both sites and both facilitators.


  2. +1 for Bob from me. Both good sites.

    The PPML archive can be very educational.

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